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How a former foster kid is paying it forward today

January 3, 2022

Shannon Majors has a pretty good understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced by kids living in foster care because she used to be one of those kids. The Michigan native first became a foster child as a toddler, but then re-entered foster care as an 8-year-old. She has clearer memories of her second time…

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19 new CASA volunteers sworn in at courthouse

December 14, 2021

CASA is pleased to announce that 19 new volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Courthouse on Monday. Sixteen of these community members will be Court Appointed Special Advocates (or CASAs) in CASA’s Dependency & Neglect program,…

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Army Veteran continues service to others by helping families

December 7, 2021

Joseph Harrison knows what it means to serve. After 20 years in the U.S. Army, he retired from active duty in 2004 but continued to serve as a civilian through his work with Fort Carson’s Department of Behavioral Health. The Licensed Practical Nurse at Evans Army Medical Hospital also recently completed a Master’s in Professional…

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15 new Court Appointed Special Advocates sworn in

November 22, 2021

CASA is pleased to announce that fifteen new volunteers who were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these community members after 30 hours of training which covered topics like trauma,…

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How Someday became Today for CASA volunteer Steve South

November 17, 2021

Several years ago, while Steve South and his wife waited for their movie to start, an ad popped up on screen at Kimball’s Peak Three Theater. It was a CASA ad calling for more volunteers to advocate for abused kids. At that moment, Steve put CASA in the back of his mind as something he’d…

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CASA announces partnership with EID Consultant MelindaJoy Mingo

November 16, 2021

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce a new partnership with Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) Consultant MelindaJoy Mingo. With over 15 years of national and international experience coaching organizations in effective EID workplace practices, Ms. Mingo brings a wealth of knowledge which will be instrumental to CASA’s EID initiatives. “Here at…

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Seven new SEPT volunteers sworn in by Judge Brady

October 12, 2021

Seven community members became volunteer facilitators in CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program this month when they took an oath before Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady. The swearing-in ceremony took place on Oct. 7 over Zoom and it was the last step in the journey to become a SEPT volunteer. The new…

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Appreciating the volunteers who remained steadfast during COVID

October 11, 2021

It has been really tough this past year-and-a-half to be a CASA volunteer. Our advocates came up with some very creative ways to keep an eye on their kids when the courthouse was closed and in-person visits with children were discouraged. Our SEPT volunteers remained ready and on call for the day in-person parent-child visits…

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How local Supercuts salons are helping vulnerable kids

October 11, 2021

Keeping an eye on kids is everybody’s responsibility. It’s why the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline exists. If you suspect a child is being mistreated, you have the number to call. In Colorado, that number is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Teachers are mandatory reporters, neighbors often hear or see things that need to be reported, but here’s a…

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16 new CASA volunteers sworn in as officers of the court

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA is pleased to announce that sixteen new volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Courthouse on Tuesday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these community members…

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